(), or Alā'-ud-dīn Muhammad Husni Sayyid Mubarak
(), is an Egyptian
businessman and the elder of two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak
, who served from 1981-2011, and his wife Suzanne Mubarak
He keeps a much lower profile than his younger brother, Gamal
, and is not involved in politics.
Alaa attended St. George's College, Cairo
for his early education; then he graduated from the American University in Cairo
. He is married to Heidy Rasekh, and fathered two sons: Muhammad and Omar. Muhammad died on 18 May 2009, aged 12, after suffering a 'severe health crisis.' (a brain haemorrhage)
Just before his father's resignation Alaa had a bitter argument with his brother Gamal Mubarak. He reportedly told him "Instead of working to help your father be honored at the end of his life, you helped damage his image this way," The two brothers almost came to blows and senior palace officials had to interfere in order to cool down both men.
On 13 April 2011, Alaa was imprisoned for 15 days pending investigations for corruption, abuse of power, and for his alleged role in causing the fatalities and casualities of peaceful protesters during the Revolution.